More James Marvell Stories
The Valley and Fellow Entertainers
by James Marvéll
published March 2015
Activity director Debbie Taylor poses with James
Marvéll at Sleepy Valley Resort's Hippie Days 3
Dance on Feb. 21, 2015. (photo by Chris Shaw)
Here in the valley there is so much to
appreciate. The songs of the birds, the
colors of the wild flowers along the
roads and sights that remind us of our
Creator whom we love above all.
My wife Faye and I enjoy the historical
old towns with their churches and
monasteries. The Mexican flavors and
sights we see everywhere remind us that
we are seeing a part of American history.
Working in the valley as entertainers
has been a beautiful vacation which we
have enjoyed for many years. We are
thrilled that we shared it with the many
residents of South Texas and Winter
Texans whom we have come to love.
To me, all entertainers in the Valley,
especially those who perform at RV
Parks and Resorts, really do bring a necessary
ingredient to this beautiful place
as thousands of Winter Texan fans seek
I was recently talking with Debbie
Taylor, activity director at Sleepy Valley
Resort who gave me some encouragement
for the future of all entertainers in
the valley and I agree with her 100%.
She explained how performers who
work all of their lives to perfect their
skills traveling thousands of miles deserve
the best ticket price at their shows.
She felt that $8.00 a ticket was a good
starting point for Valley Entertainers and I obviously agree knowing the hardships my fellow musicians and I go
through to sing our hearts out.
These musicians come to enjoy the
Valley but this is their job, their life time
work. To keep the entertainers coming
back they must make enough to pay their
travel and living expenses while here.
So they can continue to spread their music
throughout this great Valley.
Peace & Love ...
James and Faye Marvéll